With the advent of the IRS revised Form 990, there is increased emphasis placed on good governance practices. The new Form 990 asks questions about an expanded list of governance policies, including whether or not an organization has a written whistleblower policy. If you answer "no", there is the likelihood that you may increase your chances of an IRS audit. For this reason, the establishment of a whistleblower reporting system is now considered best practice.
For as little as $180 a year, your organization can:
- Increase accountability
- Empower employees
- increase compliance
- Detect and decrease instances of fraud
- Limit risk and strengthen internal controls
- Identify improper conduct before it escalates
Dewey & Kaye's service offers:
- Whistleblower reporting hotline
- Internet-based reporting solution
For more information or pricing, please contact Jason Bernard at 412.434.1335.
Can a caller remain anonymous?
The service allows employees to remain anonymous at their option. Concerns expressed anonymously will be investigated, but consideration will be given to:
- The seriousness of the issue raised;
- The credibility of the concern; and
- The likelihood of confirming the allegation from attributable sources.
What do you do with complaints?
The Executive Director as well as at least one Board member receives a report on each complaint and a follow-up report on actions taken. Depending on the nature of the complaint, referrals for follow-up action may be suggested.
What is the turnaround time for reports?
Reports will be issued to the Executive Director and at least one Board member within one business day of Dewey & Kaye receiving the complaint.
How do I get started?
- Determine size of organization/pricing structure
- Arrange payment
- Email agreement/SLA/contract
- Determine report recipients, acquire email addresses
- Distribute to employees, volunteers and board members:
- Report template
- Reporting instructions
- Instructional posters to display in workplace